New Year, New You; 3 Ways to Improve Your Chances of Finding a Job

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It’s the new year, new you and it’s time to make this year the best one yet. Out with the old job searching sites and in with the new, umé jobs! Are you currently in the market for a new job or just curious about better opportunities that are available? Are you finding that job searching is much like working out, you never want to do it but feel great afterwards? We completely understand! Below are 3 ways to improve your umé profile and make sure you’re making the best matches in 2018.

Tip 1: Pictures and Video Resume. When uploading or taking your pictures on the app, make sure you are posting things that show who you are professionally. If you have a skill, trade or service now is the time to show it off. For example, if you are a chef, show some delicious spreads you’ve created or a picture of you directing your team. If you are a yoga instructor, show pictures of perfected poses or one of you helping a student in class. This is not the place to show how cute your dog looks dressed up as a power ranger, or the time you got your head stuck in the banister. (Save that for insta and make sure to tag us @umejobs.) Show things that support your professional career, not ones that will hurt it. Need a little direction with your video resume? Click here.

Tip 2: About Me & Written Resume. Describing your ideal job is the remake of the classic objective line on a written resume. What do you do and what are you looking for? This should be punchy and short.

Example: Driven, results-oriented sales associate with over 5 years of experience in the field looking to contribute revenue and profit performance to a progressive organization.

Next you will need to fill out your work experience. Add as many that apply, but make sure you are listing your responsibilities in detail in the box provided. Go deep and think not just about what the day to day was like, but also those special circumstances you had to overcome and figure out solutions.

Tip 3: Ideal Job. Here’s the easy part. Just choose the industry you’re interested in, job title you want, pay range you require and let umé do all the work. You will be notified right away with any available matches in your area. Let umé run in the background for current matches and when new jobs become available in the future, you’ll receive a notification. For those of you that are a bit more impatient or have a few positions you’re interested in, you can always go back and edit your ideal job search for other open positions by changing the industry and job title. It’s completely up to you to set it and forget it, or try try again! Either way, umé has your back.

Show off the new you and download the new way to resume now on IOS or Android.